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Zambia: St John’s Seminary – Theological Training Support

Evangelists’ Class watch the Alpha lesson on prayer. © John Osmers, 2011.

Evangelists’ Class watch the Alpha lesson on prayer. 
© John Osmers, 2011.

St John’s Seminary is the national Seminary of the Anglican Church in Zambia which ABM has been supporting for more than five years. In 2013 and 2014 a new off-campus theology training program has really benefitted the targeted lay Ministers in each of the five dioceses.

The seminary is intending to expand this training program to other church groups. It will give training opportunity to the laity, both men and women, and youth who make up the large majority of each congregation. The church needs training for both the laity and clergy to support the growth of the church wholesomely.

In 2012 the Bishop’s eagerness to upgrade the Seminary program to a recognised degree program was acted on by a signed memorandum of understanding with North West University of South Africa to start offering Postgraduate degrees at St John’s Seminary. The student intake of clergy from 2013, who are now serving in parishes, will graduate in November 2015.

This program is intended to benefit many of the clergy in the parishes to help them to serve the community better in a modern and challenging Zambia.

The Seminary is also aiming to acquire registration with the local Ministry of Education and once registration is granted, the seminary will begin to offer graduate programs recognised by the Ministry of Education of Zambia.

The seminary depends on ABM donors’ support to top-up teachers’ salaries, cover costs for special courses, internet access, books for the library and maintenance. 

ZM004TF – St John’s Seminary needs $13,200 in 2015 (non tax-deductible)


You can make an online donation to this project by selecting Zambia: St John’s Seminary from the full project list.

Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.